Hello all. I'm new here. New to tandeming too.
After riding my hybrid bike and feeling numb in lots of unfun places, I got a recumbent.
After riding the recumbent with a friend and not being able to catch him on his flyweight road bike, I got one of those and lots of padded bike shorts.
Then I found the RANS crankforwards...
Bought a Cruz, (here it is)
and a frameset and dismantled my roadbike to make a custom Zenetik.
Here is is...
The Zenetik is a quick bike, at 23(oops, I had to fix this... I'd originally said 32... dyslexia ya know) lbs. Shown above is also the Adams trail-a-bike I got to tow my son. That was an exercise in scaryness.
So, with much faith that I'd be able to make the most of it, I bought a RANS Dynamik Duo from Nanda at www.spincyclz.com (where I got the others) and have been really happy with it.
I thought we'd use it more as a couple towing our son, but my wife seems to prefer to ride the Cruz behind us and keep and eye on our son as he rides on the back of the Duo with me. Hey, whatever keeps us a happy riding family.
Here's a pic of the big rig - set up for adult captain and stoker, with the trail-a-bike hooked up.
But here's real bicycling nirvana for me: I modified the seat so my 5 year old son can reach the pedals with crankshorteners. It's working like a charm. No kidstoker kit needed, and he can keep growing into it. So we load our stuff into the panniers (not shown here but used all the time) and hit the road whenever we can. I can't believe how much power he's got. He stands and pedals. I was quite impressed when he first did it today, and let him do it to see what he has, but I think I'm going to get him some pedal clips from now on so he does not slip off the pedals and get hurt.
I've been a participant on BROL and the crankforward.com message boards, but I thought since this is a tandem board with some activity going on, I'd post here.